By Adam Hetrick
13 Aug 2013
|Photo by Ric Kallaher|
Schwartz will assume his role with the beginning of the 2014 season, inaugurating what Bay Street bills as a "new vision" for the theatre, one that ensures "an exciting and sustainable future for our cultural community."
Tracy Mitchell and Gary Hygom serve as executive director and managing director, respectively, of the theatre. They will remain with Bay Street.
Schwartz is currently directing the new musical Secondhand Lions — with book by Rupert Holmes and music and lyrics by First Date songwriters Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary — at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. He is also represented with the Off-Broadway musical Murder for Two.
"At its core," he continued, "I believe theatre is a social art form, and that a theatre company is most vital when it is a focal point for its community. I am excited to bring the best and brightest theatre artists working today to Sag Harbor, and to continue to make Bay Street a gathering place and center for the arts where artists and audiences alike will have the opportunity to enrich and enlighten each other."
Schwartz also directed Seance on a Wet Afternoon, penned by his father composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz, as well as tick, tick...BOOM!, Rooms: a rock romance and Bat Boy, among others.
Bay Street Theatre is in Sag Harbor, NY. Tickets can be purchased by calling (631) 725-9500 or by visiting BayStreet.
Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution "presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community."